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Windows 7: Internet cafe wants computers to revert to virgin at midnight

30 Nov 2011   #1

 
Internet cafe wants computers to revert to virgin at midnight

We are a charitable trust running an internet cafe to raise money for the community.
We would like our computers to restore to a "clean" restore point automatically at midnight. Updates to software would have to be done once a week and a new restore point set.

Is this possible with Windows 7 64bit?

Thanks Peter

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30 Nov 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeterNZ View Post
We are a charitable trust running an internet cafe to raise money for the community.
We would like our computers to restore to a "clean" restore point automatically at midnight. Updates to software would have to be done once a week and a new restore point set.

Is this possible with Windows 7 64bit?

Thanks Peter
It certainly is Using Acronis "try and decide"
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01 Dec 2011   #3

 

Thanks Zigzag.
I was hoping to avoid more expense on software. I guess we can restore each morning when we get in?
PeterNZ
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01 Dec 2011   #4

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeterNZ View Post
We are a charitable trust running an internet cafe to raise money for the community.
We would like our computers to restore to a "clean" restore point automatically at midnight. Updates to software would have to be done once a week and a new restore point set.

Is this possible with Windows 7 64bit?

Thanks Peter
It certainly is Using Acronis "try and decide"
Hi there

Why not actually explain your situation to Acronis / Macrium / Paragon or whoever -- as you are a charitable organisation they might let you have the software FOR NOTHING or a really small (and I mean really small) nominal cost -- you might have to stick a label on the computers saying Backup facilities or Software or some small sentence acknowleging Acronis / Macruim or whoever.

Honestly you've got nothing to lose by trying this --even if they say NO you aren't any worse off than you are now. You might get a favorable answer since an Internet Cafe is a good place to advertise certain brands of Software --for example advising customers to regularly back up their OWN data back home. !!!!

If you CAN get this type of software it makes backing up and restoring a breeze --just schedule the jobs to run every day at whenever you want them to.

A smallish typical Windows 7 image backup using Acronis shouldn't take more than about 20 - 25 mins if that --and a similar amount of time to do the restore.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Dec 2011   #5

 

Thanks Jimbo, I will try them and keep you posted. PeterNZ
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